Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6. Current Kentucky Lottery COO Marty Gibbs will serve as interim president and CEO.

Delacenserie, who turns 72 years old this year, assumed the top job in May 2017. Sales from FY17 through FY19 rose from $1,000,501,000 to $1,129,655,000, a $129.1 million (12.9%) increase during his tenure.

“We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount in the last two and a half years,” Delacenserie said. “We strengthened our brand by creating a new lottery logo, improved product offerings by increasing payouts on our Scratch games, developed exciting new draw games, and enhanced our advertising support. And we upgraded product delivery systems, including vending machines with state-of-the-art touchscreen technology.”

Under Kentucky statute the Governor appoints the KLC President and CEO with the Board serving to confirm the appointment. Governor Beshear’s staff has requested the Lottery post the position and search information through the organization’s website, kylottery.com.